Geneva, a cosmopolitan city conducive to negotiations and new conceptions, is the prime meeting place at the highest political and economic level. Geneva houses 174 different states, 33 international organizations and is the headquarter of a myriad of multinational corporations and banks.
Located at the heart of the city, the University of Geneva (UNIGE), founded in 1559, is highly regarded by all reliable University Rankings Tables and is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in Europe, as evidenced by its inclusion in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.. It enjoys an international reputation, demonstrated in particular by its cross-border mix of students and teachers.
UNIGE, the fourth largest university in Switzerland, offers 613 programs, including 344 continuing education programs covering a wide variety of fields, such as exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, economics law, and much more. Over 100 of its programs are taught on a bilingual or fully English platform. UNIGE experienced faculty is keenly aware of the need for today’s managers and business leaders. Renowned for the excellence of its faculty and student body, UNIGE is home to several Nobel Prize winners.
An excellent manager does not only know the fundamentals in business administration but cares, inspires, and leads responsibly and with integrity. Our Geneva EMBA is a program for a global, responsible, and transformative career. It provides executives with a first-class management education without interrupting their careers. The program is designed to balance theory and practical application, and combines classroom learning with interactive personal development. Our experienced faculty is aware of the need for today’s business leaders to develop and implement efficient operational solutions, while simultaneously ensuring the strategic renewal of their organizations. During the Geneva EMBA, participants are connected to leading executives and managers who provide practical insights to how they have been introducing and managing transformative changes, managing their business responsibly, and building global advantage.
The Geneva EMBA is a two-year program: In the first year, participants acquire the foundational knowledge and skills in business administration. In the second year, participants take advanced level courses with a focus on our three core themes: building a global advantage, leading responsibly, and managing transformation. At the end of the second year, participants work in groups on the EMBA Capstone Project, which brings together their acquired knowledge and skills to apply it to advance recommendations to local business in Geneva. Since 2006, the Geneva EMBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.With its continuous AMBA re-accreditation, the Geneva EMBA confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally.
Our Geneva EMBA participants are hand-picked professionals from diverse industry backgrounds – including the public and private sectors. On average, our participants have 8-12 years of work experience, 56% of our participants are female, and we have 10-15 different nationalities represented in our program each year. Our Geneva EMBA Alumni Association includes over 1,500 former participants and organizes regular networking events and workshops. The Geneva EMBA has been developing a strong professional network. Participants learn from their peers and build lasting relationships for their career. The Geneva EMBA offers participants an excellent opportunity to enlarge their professional network and develop career opportunities.
The program strives to develop successful and responsible leaders through a real-world learning experience. Throughout our program, our participants develop their interpersonal skills, the so-called soft skills. Amongst others, our participants learn and apply how to manage with emotional intelligence and train group resilience, acquire cross-cultural management and leadership skills, and practice how to successfully work in teams and foster team engagement. Through the EMBA Capstone Project, our participants develop a strong sense of collaboration with their EMBA colleagues. The Geneva EMBA experience represents an important catalyst for our participants to move up the ladder and/or to change career paths. It is challenging work – but it is also a once in a lifetime learning experience.
Prof. Judith Schrempf-Stirling
Academic Director, EMBA Program
Numerous amenities, such as libraries and cutting-edge computer and multimedia facilities, are available to students. Executive MBA (EMBA) students have access to these facilities with their student ID card, issued upon admission in the EMBA program.
The University of Geneva boasts renowned professors with extensive knowledge and experience in their respective fields. They are recognized for their exceptional teaching and research contributions. In addition, the university and other institutions are home to professors recognized for their ability to effectively link concepts and facilitate interaction for fundamental leadership skills. Our professors and those from other institutions are also pioneers in the field of responsible leadership, known for their innovative research on complex issues using systemic approaches.